The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is a silver half dollar coin issued by the United States government. The coin features a full-length figure of Lady Liberty and is considered one of the most beautiful silver coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint. Like all half dollars, it’s worth 50 cents. According to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the coin’s front, or obverse, portrays Lady Liberty “striding toward the dawn of a new day, clad in the Stars and Stripes and carrying branches of laurel and oak symbolizing civil and military glory.” The coin’s back, or reverse, features an eagle perched on a mountain, “wings unfolded in a pose suggesting power, with a sapling of mountain pine—symbolic of America—springing from a rift in the rock.” The coin was designed by American sculptor Adolph A. Weinman, who was born in Germany. His mark, “AAW,” appears under the eagle’s wing feathers on the reverse. Weinman also designed the Mercury dime. The United States minted more than 485 million Walking Liberties from 1916 to 1947. The coins were minted in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Although the face value of each half dollar is 50 cents, collectors have paid as much as $1,000, according to CoinStudy.com. Each coin’s collectible value depends on its grade and usage.